USMEF Staff Changes

USMEF has announced a nationwide search to fill two positions on the organization’s Export Services staff.

Kevin Smith, the director of export services, has announced that he will be joining Seaboard Foods after nine years with USMEF. Smith’s last day with USMEF will be Aug. 10.

Courtney Heller, the manager of export services, has announced her departure from USMEF effective July 13 to devote more time and energy to her family. She has served six years with USMEF.

“Both Kevin and Courtney have demonstrated a deep dedication and commitment to the red meat industry and we are grateful for their contributions,” said Philip Seng, USMEF president and CEO. “They are tireless and very effective workers on issues that directly affect USMEF, our members and our industry.”

Any questions about the search can be directed to Paul Clayton, senior vice president of export services, at